Apple Frangipane Gallette

Even though it was a rainy day, we had high hopes. But all of that diminished when I realized that the stroller was in the car, and the car was with Andrew at work, an hour away.
Then I looked outside and the sky turned black and it started to pour. Inside day it is. So we whipped out all 64 crayons and started testing out each one.
Why don't they make crayons with at least one flat edge? That way they don't roll around and off the table so much.
And good thing we stayed in, because look at his outfit. It's Christmas, oh how it clashes, embarrassing.
We did managed to be productive - baking Apple Frangipane Gallette.
I got so anxiously excited when I thought about making it that the hardest part was waiting for the puff pastry to thaw.
 1 sheet of frozen puff pasty, thawed, cut into three.
 Spread on frangipane. 
Frangipane - mix all together in this order: 1/4 cup sugar, 3 tbs butter, 1 egg, 1/4 tsp almond or vanilla extract, 1 tbs flour, 1/2 cup fine ground almonds.
 Peel and slice two golden delicious apples, mix with 2 tbs of sugar, 1/4 tsp cinnamon optional. arrange on top of frangipane.
Bake 400C for 20 minutes. Brush a warmed, similar flavoured jelly on top so it's shiny. I used pear jam.
Cut and serve with whipped cream!

Noncommittal Dip-Dyed Cutlery

When I was a wee lass in Girl Guides, we used nail polish to write our names on the back of our plastic plates and cutlery so they don't get mixed up when we went camping. I always thought this was so much better than using a Sharpie, and it's girly!

As the years went on the polish chipped a bit from all the washing, but mostly it stayed put. That lead me to this idea, dip-dyed cutlery, but noncommittal, using nail polish. I wanted to spruce up my mismatched cutlery, you know, make them feel like they belong.
 This would be great for a party, match cutlery to the colour scheme. And when the party is over, wipe off with nail polish remover.
 From boring...
... to fab. FYI, I'm not sure how the nail polish will hold up in the dishwasher. I'll update later.
*Update - good quality nail polish will withstand the dishwasher.